St Patrick’s Day was celebrated in style today. The college community was delighted to welcome Archbishop Philip Wilson to lead a special St Patrick’s Day liturgy. The Archbishop was also assisted by our local parish priest, Fr Pat Woods. As part of the liturgy a newly acquired print of St Patrick was blessed by the Archbishop. This print is now proudly on display in the College foyer.
Following the liturgy, an assembly was held at which Mrs Helen O’Brien, Director of Catholic Education and Cr Duncan McMillan, Deputy Mayor of the City of Playford, spoke to students and staff. Both speakers commended the college on all it has achieved so far and looked forward to the college continuing to play such a positive role within the region in the future.
Special green iced donuts were distributed to students following the assembly to recognise that this was their feast day. The celebrations will continue with the traditional annual ‘Irish Games’ to be played next Thursday afternoon. The St Patrick’s Technical College community is proud of its connection with a remarkable man who continues to inspire young people in our world today.